Hello and a warm welcome to Hedgehogs class!
Hedgehogs class is a mixed Year 2 and Year 3 class at Haydon Wick, which will be taught by Mrs Phillips. The children will also be supported by the teaching assistants: Mrs Bulley (Monday to Thursday mornings), Miss Gillett (Monday to Friday mornings) and Mrs Clarke (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons).
Topics we will be covering this year:
Term 1 – Where do I Belong?
Term 2 – Colours of the World
Term 3 – Fire Fire!
Term 4 – Dare to be Different
Term 5 – The World Came to our school Today
Term 6 – Amazing Africa
Home Learning and Reading
Spellings: Each week, the children will be sent home spellings on a Wednesday and then tested on the following Wednesday. We ask that your child practises the spellings three times in their books and then any other practise down on other paper.
Reading: We expect the children to be reading to an adult at least 4 times a week and for this to be recorded in their reading log. As well as this, where possible, we encourage the children to listen to stories that are beyond their reading capability. This can be shared reading with an adult or audio books. This experience has a huge impact on the children’s comprehension and language use. It also fosters a love of reading as it is a pleasurable experience.
Homework: Every term, the children will be given a ‘Pick and Mix’ homework, which will be related to our current topic. The children should choose at least one activity as well as completing their reading, times tables and spellings. The children may produce the home learning in any way they wish and spend as much time on it as they wish. Once the homework is set, we will let you know the date it needs to be handed in. Of course, we encourage the children to present their work as well as possible. After each term, we will invite you in to share all the work, but we also encourage photos/videos of the work on our Class Dojo page.
What will you need in Hedgehogs class?
Our PE days are Monday (inside) and Thursday (outside) afternoon. Please ensure that your child brings in their PE kit and has the right clothing, depending on the weather. PE kits should include the following items: shorts, PE t-shirt, trainers and jogging bottoms in colder weather.
Water and Snack
Children NEED to bring in a water bottle, with a ‘sports’ top, so they can keep hydrated throughout the day. It should come in every morning with fresh water (sorry, no juice) to be kept in a tray in the classroom. This way, the children can access their drink without having to leave the room and miss any learning time.
At morning break, Year 2 children have a snack of fruit or vegetable as provided by the government.
Year 3 children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at break time.
Key Dates and Information
Please keep an eye on the Class Dojo page and letters coming home in your child’s school bag for important messages and key dates.
Please feel free to pop in and see us – we are always available to talk if you have any queries. We are also happy to receive messages via Class Dojo or via email, if you have any issues.
We are looking forward to an exciting year with your children. If you have any queries, please feel free to ask.
Mrs Phillips, Mrs Bulley, Miss Gillett and Mrs Clarke